January 7, 1922
Match: Football League, FA Cup, First Round, at Roker Park, kick-off: 14:30.
Sunderland – Liverpool 1-1 (0-1).
Attendance: 28,684; gate receipts: £1,840.
Referee: Mr. A. Coward (Bradford); linesmen: Messrs.: E.P. Squire (MIddlesbrough) and A. Brown (York).
Sunderland (2-3-5): James Dempster, Bert Hobson, Ernie England, George Hunter, Joe Kasher, Jack Poole, Bobby Best, Charlie Buchan, Paul Stannard, Arthur Hawes, Billy Ellis.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Elisha Scott, Donald Mackinlay, Walter Wadsworth, John McNab, William Lacey, Tom Bromilow, Harry Chambers, Dick Forshaw, Tommy Lucas, Harry Lewis, Frd Hopkin.
The goals: 0-1 Forshaw (25 min.), 1-1 Stannard (70 min.).
There was a great struggle at Sunderland, where in dull weather 29,000 people saw a gruelling game end with the scores one all. On the whole this was a fitting result, for neither side showed any superiority either in defence or attack.
With both Mitton and Parker suffering from influenza, the home side played Stannard and Hunter, while Chambers appeared in the visitors’ eleven.
Although Sunderland began very well and did a lot of attacking they failed to drive home their efforts, and after 23 minutes Forshaw scored for Liverpool. The visitors, however, did not deserve to lead at the interval as they did.
After several fruitless corners in a strenuous second half Sunderland equalised, Stannard atoning for previous failures by scoring a good goal. Buchan had a great chance, but missed.
Play deteriorated towards the close, though both sides struggled hard for a deciding goal.
Result: – A goal each.
(Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 09-01-1922)
Categories: FA Cup matches